Plans, directs and supervises all aspects of the City’s recreation programs, special events, 50+ adult senior services, sports leagues, instructional program and cultural activities. Assists in the development of department policies and procedures, including program goals and fees. Interprets and explains programs and activities to the public in consultation with the City’s Communication Manager and develops and maintains public records and reports relating to division activities. Assists in developing, conducting and analyzing research and surveys relating to division activities. Attends meeting, conferences and training sessions related to recreation and leisure; acts as the division’s liaison with local community groups and organizations. Supervises, selects, trains and evaluates recreational program full-time and part-time employees and volunteers; reviews and/or approves work schedules, training, time sheets and payroll documentation. Assists in the annual preparation and supervision of the division’s budget, including forecasting and tracking revenue and expenditures, fees and charges. Assists in promoting, advertising and marketing of division programming and activities. Administers the City’s human resources policies and procedures within the division.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in recreation or leisure administration or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) status through state and/or national professional organizations preferred. Must possess and maintain valid state driver’s license. First Aid and CPR/AED certification or obtain within 6 months of hire. Five to seven years progressively responsible experience in recreation, leisure or related field. Skill in effective verbal and written communication; skill in the effective administration of City and department policies and procedures; skill in the operation of common office machines; skill in supervision of staff and ability to evaluation=t job applicant qualifications and employee performance. Ability to organize, plan and direct the work of subordinate staff; ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports; ability to identify trends, program needs and opportunities within the recreation field; knowledge of aquatic, athletic, recreational, senior and performing arts programs; knowledge of the principles and practices of recreational program management. Provides supervision to assigned professional, clerical and volunteer staff.